13 civilians killed by special forces of army in Nagaland

13 civilians killed by special forces of army in Nagaland

Kohima: Thirteen civilians have been killed by the para special forces of the army at Oting village in Mon district of Nagaland near the Assam border.

The state police have registered FIR against the army unit, with an intention to kill the civilians, the military has opened fire at them, stated in the FIR.

The total number of casualties was fourteen including a soldier, the incident took place at Indo- Mayanmar border district in Nagaland on Sunday evening. Assam rifles fired at angry mob who stormed into their camp in Mon town and set a part of their camp on fire.

"It is to be noted that at the time of the incident there was no police guide nor security forces did make requisition to the police station to provide police guide for their operation. Hence it is obvious that the intention of security forces is to murder and injure civilians," stated in the FRI.

"At around 1530 hours, coal mine labourers of Oting village were returning to their native village Oting from Tiru in a vehicle Bolero pick up. On reaching Longkhao between Upper Tiru and Oting village, security forces blankly opened fire at the vehicle without any provocation resulting in the killing of many Oting villagers and seriously injuring many others (sic)," the FIR added.

The Nagaland Police, in its preliminary report, says villagers went to the spot hearing gunshots and found special forces trying to hide the dead bodies by moving them to another pickup truck, NDTV reported.